Location & Transportation

Location really is everything. Rocky View is ideally situated, and offers quick and efficient access to local, regional, national and 24-hour shipping connections to most major world markets. Rocky View's proximity to the City of Calgary is a tremendous advantage as Calgary is a magnet for international tourists, media, and foreign direct investment.

A map of Rocky View County surrounding the City of Calgary.

The Calgary-Edmonton Corridor runs strategically through the heart of Rocky View County. The Balzac, Airdrie Airport, Collicut and Crossfield areas within Rocky View have the best exposure to this world-class highway, rail and investment corridor.

Air

  • The county is minutes to the Calgary International Airport, one of Canada's busiest airports handling more than 12.8 million passengers annually. Located east of Deerfoot Trail with easy access to the Calgary Ring Road, Calgary International Airport is central to Rocky View County within the City of Calgary.
  • Springbank airport, located immediately west of Calgary, on the north side of the Trans-Canada Highway. With a 5,000 ft (1,524 meter) runway, the airport accommodates private aircraft, corporate jets and acts as an alternative to the Calgary International Airport.
  • Airdrie Airpark is a privately-owned airport northeast of the City of Airdrie.

Roads & Highways

  • Queen Elizabeth Highway II: one of the most heavily-used highways in Alberta. The QE II is part of the CANAMEX Highway, linking Alaska to Mexico.
  • Calgary Ring-Road
  • Trans-Canada Highway
  • 24-hour US-Canada border crossing available at Coutts/Sweetgrass (320 km from Rocky View County’s southernmost border.)
  • Total Provincial roads & highways in Rocky View: 655 kilometers (407 miles)
  • Total County-owned roads: 2,373 kilometers (1,474.6 miles)

Rail

  • Rail service consists of CN Rail and CP Rail lines which connect east and west, north and south through Calgary
  • Recently announced spur line 15km (10 miles) north of Airdrie
  • Intermodal auto and trainload facilities are available in Calgary (35 km-22 miles), servicing every major city in North America.

Ship

  • Port access to the Pacific Rim is available through the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, which are accessible by truck and by rail.

Transit & Charter Bus Service

Contact

David Kalinchuk
Economic Development
403.520.8195
dkalinchuk@rockyview.ca

See For Yourself

The Rocky View Advantage

Watch The Rocky View Advantage—a short video showcasing the world-class opportunities for business and industrial development in Rocky View County.